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Thursday, July 19


UDON Entertainment 2018-2019
Celebrating another ground-breaking year of publishing video game and anime art books and manga from Japan and all over the world, UDON's chief Erik Ko and director of publishing Matt Moylan tell about all the new and exciting projects that UDON is offering in the coming months.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8


VIZ Media Panel
The VIZ crew will talk about some of your favorite titles, including My Hero Academia, One-Punch Man, Tokyo Ghoul, and Sailor Moon. Panelists will make announcements, show off exclusive first looks at new titles, and give away prizes!

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 7AB


Dragon Ball Super
English voice actors for Goku and Vegeta, Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat, talk all things Dragon Ball -and reveal never-before-seen material for the new movie. Don't miss some special surprise appearances, too.

Thursday July 19, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Hall H


Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 11:05AM
Manga in North America is enjoying a new Golden Age. More books are hitting the shelves in bookstores and comic shops, and more titles than ever are available in digital formats the same day/date as Japan. There's more anime streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Crunchyroll, and that's driving interest in more manga and a more diverse range of titles than ever before. Get a taste of what's hot, what's not, and what's next for manga from top publishing pros, including Ben Applegate (associate director, publisher services at Penguin Random House), David Brothers (editor, VIZ Media), Rachel Thorn (manga translator and associate professor in the faculty of manga, Kyoto Seika University), Daihei Shiohama (Media Do International), Erik Ko (chief of operations, Udon Entertainment), and Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival, VIZ Media). Moderated by Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly, Anime News Network).

Thursday July 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB


Funimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor, Funimation.

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 29AB


Lost in Translation
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 16, 09:14AM
It seems the English-translated manga industry has new players and more venues than ever. How is the industry changing, and how are the freelancers navigating the new terrain? Is this affecting the translations themselves? Highly experienced freelancers and industry insiders take audience questions and discuss the latest industry developments. Panelists include Mark Simmons (Gundam), Michael Gombos (translator), Mari Morimoto (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations), Ed Chavez (publisher at Denpa, LLC.), Lillian Diaz-Przybyl (freelance editor), Stephen Paul (One Piece), and Julie Davis (freelance editor).

Thursday July 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 29AB
Friday, July 20


Thirty Years of Dark Horse Manga
Come celebrate Dark Horse’s 30 years of manga with Yoshitaka Amano! One of the most honored Japanese fantasy, science fiction, and video game illustrators, Dark Horse has released more works in English by Amano than any other publisher. They'll have previews of the forthcoming illustrated biography of Yoshitaka Amano—and of course, a discussion of his life and career with the book’s subject, the artist himself!

Friday July 20, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 23ABC


[adult swim]: FLCL
Fan favorite FLCL travels to San Diego to discuss the revival of one the most insane anime series ever created, from the legendary studio Production I.G. and Adult Swim. Members from the original team will be joined by a new generation of creators. Panelists include Production I.G. CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, producer Maki Terashima-Furuta, voice talents Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother), Megan Harvey and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty), ADR director Stephanie Sheh, and Adult Swim's senior vice president of on-air Jason DeMarco. Moderated by Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL, Batman Ninja).

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Best and Worst Manga of 2018
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 12, 11:07AM
There's a lot of manga available in English now, but what's really worth reading? A panel of opinionated manga bloggers and comics curmudgeons spotlight the best new manga that hit the shelves in the past year. In rapid-fire rounds, see them rave about their favorite continuing series! Watch them rant about the excruciatingly mediocre manga that they were forced to read (so you won't have to)! Find out what Brigid Alverson (SmashPages, School Library Journal), Zac Bertschy (Anime News Network), Christopher Butcher (Toronto Comic Arts Festival), Megan Peters (ComicBook.com), Rob McMonigal (PanelPatter.com), and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly) loved and loathed to read in the past year. Hear about their picks for the most anticipated upcoming releases for fall 2018 and beyond, and discover their favorite underappreciated manga gems that are worth picking up.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 4


The Art of Video Games: Create a Cover Artist Jam!
UDON's chief Erik Ko hosts top talents from the studio and a guest artist to create a cover art jam live! A lucky winner will get to keep the final art! There will also be a trivia Q&A where the audience can get surprised art books and collectible items from UDON.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC


How to Draw Manga
eigoMANGA's team of manga artists, animators, and editors present a tutorial workshop to teach the fundamentals of manga illustration and storytelling. They will also be on hand to critique portfolios from up-and-coming artists.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 11
Saturday, July 21


My Hero Academia Panel, Featuring Creator Kohei Horikoshi
Meet Kohei Horikoshi, the creator of the world's most popular superhero manga. Horikoshi Sensei will be talking about his megahit manga and doing a live drawing of one of the characters. But he won't be alone-he'll have some voice actor sidekicks, Justin Briner (Deku) and Christopher Sabat (All Might). This is the can't-miss panel of the show!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6A


Kodansha Comics: Battle Angel Alita and Ghost in the Shell
Kodansha Comics is the manga publishers of hit manga like Akira, Sailor Moon, and Attack on Titan. This year, they are bringing exciting new announcements about Battle Angel Alita and The Ghost in the Shell as well as other new licensing announcements regarding their upcoming manga in 2018 and 2019. Plus, join the Q&A for a chance to win special giveaway items!

Saturday July 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8


Spotlight on Yoshitaka Amano
UPDATED: Sat, Jul 21, 01:58PM
Join Comic-Con International in honoring one of the most recognized Japanese artists of the last half-century, Yoshitaka Amano. Amano's storied career spans decades with thousands of works, including Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D, and Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Dream Hunters. Amano will delight fans by live drawing some of his original characters and will participate in a brief Q&A. Moderated by Michael Gombos.

Saturday July 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 24ABC


Manga: An Intro For Comics Fans
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 09, 01:05PM
Are you a longtime comics fan who also has interest in anime and manga but don't really know how to dive in? These panelists are here to help! ComiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing a ask a panel of comics luminaries and tastemakers (who are also secretly otaku) to recommend the best of manga past and present. Panelists include Chris Butcher (co-founder, TCAF; consulting editor, VIZ Media), Deb Aoki (Anime News Networks), Stephanie Borria (Media Do International), Kristian Donaldson (The Massive, DMZ), and Ivan Salazar (comiXology). Tell them your favorite comic, movie, or TV show, and they'll give you a manga to match.

Saturday July 21, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE


TOKYOPOP: Manga for Everyone
Manga is for everyone, and TOKYOPOP's goal is to bring the magic of manga to all comic book fans, whether they're manga veterans or new to the world of Japanese-style comics. Find out what's coming up this year and beyond, including the new International Women of Manga initiative!

Saturday July 21, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 28DE


Studio Ghibli My Neighbor Totoro Screening
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro, the classic animation film of childhood adventures and friendship in a magical forest. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of this delightful tale. Hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein. Entry to each Horton Grand Theatre panel requires a separate ticket and a Comic-Con badge.

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Horton Grand Theatre


Funimation Favorites
Funimation staff members take a look at some personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What's your Funimation favorite?

Saturday July 21, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 7AB


Crunchyroll Industry Panel: The Latest and Hottest in Anime Today!
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source. A special gift for all who attend.

Saturday July 21, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 7AB
Sunday, July 22


Shonen Jump Panel with Kohei Horikoshi
The superhero group known as Team Jump will be joined by Kohei Horikoshi, the creator of the My Hero Academia manga! Together, they'll scour the mean streets of San Diego, looking for evil to fight! Or maybe just do a really cool panel. Panelists will be making announcements, having fun with the creator, and giving out tons of prizes!

Sunday July 22, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 6DE


Manga Tutorials for Kids
eigoMANGA's team of manga artists and animators will give kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11


Disney Manga!
Love Disney? Love manga? Come see what's on offer from TOKYOPOP's family friendly line of licensed Disney manga, including Beauty and the Beast, Stitch!, Fairies, Alice in Wonderland, and their new full-color manga The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey!

Sunday July 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB